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Elections in Honduras

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Elections in Honduras

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Foreign relations

Elections in Honduras gives information on elections and election results in Honduras.

Honduras elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The President of Honduras is elected for a four-year term by the people by a simple majority of valid votes (nulls and blanks excluded). The unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) has 128 members (diputados), elected for four year term by proportional representation to represent the country's various departments. Honduras' presidential elections are held on the last Sunday of November of the election year.

Honduras has a Third-party system, but used to have a two-party system, which means that there were two dominant political parties: the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH) and the National Party of Honduras (PNH). Ahead of the 2013 general election various new parties emerged as contenders for power and influence.


  • Schedule 1
    • Election 1.1
    • Inauguration 1.2
  • Recent elections 2
    • 2012 Presidential and parliamentary elections 2.1
    • 2009 Presidential and parliamentary elections 2.2
    • 2005 Presidential election 2.3
    • 2005 Parliamentary election 2.4
  • Past elections 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5



Position 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Type Presidential (November)
National Congress (November)
Gubernatorial (November)
None Presidential (November)
National Congress (November)
Gubernatorial (November)
Central American Parliament(November)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions
Central American Parliament All seats None All seats


Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Type Presidential (January)
National Congress (January)
Gubernatorial (January)
None Presidential (January)
National Congress (January)
Gubernatorial (January)
Central American Parliament (January)
President and
vice president
27 January None 27 January
National Congress 27 January None 27 January
Provinces, cities and municipalities 27 January None 27 January
Central American Parliament 27 January None 27 January

Recent elections

2012 Presidential and parliamentary elections

2009 Presidential and parliamentary elections

Disputed in the wake of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis

2005 Presidential election

 Summary of the 27 November 2005 Honduras presidential election results
Candidates and nominating parties Votes %
José Manuel Zelaya Rosales - Liberal Party of Honduras (Partido Liberal de Honduras ) 999,006 45.6%
Porfirio Lobo Sosa - National Party of Honduras (Partido Nacional de Honduras) 923,243 42.2%
Juan Ángel Almendares Bonilla - Democratic Unification Party (Unificación Democrática) 29,754 1.4%
Juan Ramón Martínez - Christian Democratic Party of Honduras (Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras) 27,812 1.3%
Carlos Sosa Coello - Innovation and Unity Party (Partido Innovación y Unidad) 20,093 0.9%
Valid Votes Total 2,000,908 91.5%
Null 133,351 6.1%
Blank 55,139 2.5%
Total 2,190,398 100.0%
Registered voters 3,976,550 55.1%
Source: TSE Honduras government election website

2005 Parliamentary election

Past elections

See also

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive for Honduras
  • Panorama Presidencial on (in Spanish)

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